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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.29
SKM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
71% of the 802 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. SKM: 0.29 )
SKM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.21   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.29

Equity to Asset 0.50
SKM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
80% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. SKM: 0.50 )
SKM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 0.61
Current: 0.5

0.36
0.61
Interest Coverage 2.77
SKM's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
65% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.87 vs. SKM: 2.77 )
SKM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.17   Max: 10.96
Current: 2.77

2.17
10.96
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.22
M-Score: -2.62
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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Operating margin (%) 10.70
SKM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.93 vs. SKM: 10.70 )
SKM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.92   Max: 30.23
Current: 10.7

6.92
30.23
Net-margin (%) 6.98
SKM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.37 vs. SKM: 6.98 )
SKM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.35   Max: 19.14
Current: 6.98

4.35
19.14
ROE (%) 9.72
SKM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.53 vs. SKM: 9.72 )
SKM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 7.58   Max: 33.11
Current: 9.72

7.58
33.11
ROA (%) 4.50
SKM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 772 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. SKM: 4.50 )
SKM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.76   Max: 14.23
Current: 4.5

3.76
14.23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 18.18
SKM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 764 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.84 vs. SKM: 18.18 )
SKM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 11.38   Max: 63.46
Current: 18.18

11.38
63.46
Revenue Growth (%) 5.50
SKM's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. SKM: 5.50 )
SKM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -0.5   Max: 22.7
Current: 5.5

-0.5
22.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 2.70
SKM's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. SKM: 2.70 )
SKM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.9   Max: 42.9
Current: 2.7

-8.9
42.9
EPS Growth (%) 1.60
SKM's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 552 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. SKM: 1.60 )
SKM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -13   Max: 80.3
Current: 1.6

-13
80.3
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

SKM Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Caxton Associates 60,200 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 18,786 sh (New)
Sarah Ketterer 349,974 sh (+2.82%)
Jeff Auxier 92,290 sh (+2.33%)
Jeremy Grantham 2,833,294 sh (+1.41%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 748,160 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 1,059,520 sh (unchged)
IVA International Fund 706,203 sh (unchged)
Richard Pzena 18,107 sh (-1.14%)
David Dreman 279,976 sh (-9.67%)
NWQ Managers 12,527 sh (-39.11%)
Charles Brandes 1,473,084 sh (-63.91%)
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Q2 2013

SKM Guru Trades in Q2 2013

RS Investment Management 234,219 sh (New)
Sarah Ketterer 635,544 sh (+81.6%)
Jeremy Grantham 3,053,838 sh (+7.78%)
David Dreman 291,098 sh (+3.97%)
Charles de Vaulx Sold Out
Richard Pzena Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
IVA International Fund Sold Out
Charles Brandes Sold Out
NWQ Managers 10,288 sh (-17.87%)
Steven Cohen 13,702 sh (-27.06%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 428,160 sh (-42.77%)
Jeff Auxier 48,690 sh (-47.24%)
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Q3 2013

SKM Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 30,563 sh (New)
Sarah Ketterer 842,889 sh (+32.62%)
RS Investment Management 279,979 sh (+19.54%)
David Dreman 309,713 sh (+6.39%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
NWQ Managers Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 3,013,238 sh (-1.33%)
Steven Cohen 10,859 sh (-20.75%)
Jeff Auxier 28,040 sh (-42.41%)
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Q4 2013

SKM Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Caxton Associates 36,100 sh (New)
Sarah Ketterer 1,484,595 sh (+76.13%)
RS Investment Management 437,629 sh (+56.31%)
Jeremy Grantham 3,848,138 sh (+27.71%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
David Dreman 190,275 sh (-38.56%)
Jeff Auxier 13,674 sh (-51.23%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SKM

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -38.56%0.24%$22.16 - $25.16 $ 22.36-7%190275
Charles Brandes 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.31%$17.05 - $22.37 $ 22.3612%0
Charles Brandes 2013-03-31 Reduce -63.91%0.49%$15.69 - $18.69 $ 22.3628%1473084
Charles Brandes 2012-12-31 Reduce -39.08%0.47%$14.48 - $16.48 $ 22.3644%4081818
Charles Brandes 2012-09-30 Reduce -31.95%0.38%$12.1 - $15.05 $ 22.3661%6700002
David Dreman 2012-06-30 Add 30.27%0.02%$11.38 - $14 $ 22.3678%317948
David Dreman 2012-03-31 Add 32.36%0.02%$12.9 - $14.45 $ 22.3673%244062
Tweedy Browne 2011-12-31 Sold Out 2.99%$13.49 - $15.89 $ 22.3652%0
Tweedy Browne 2011-09-30 Reduce -23.48%1.03%$13.47 - $18.65 $ 22.3645%5466581
David Dreman 2011-06-30 Add 42.27%0.02%$17.36 - $19.8 $ 22.3621%169101
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-06-30 Sold Out $17.36 - $19.8 $ 22.3621%0
Tweedy Browne 2011-03-31 Add 3.53%0.16%$16.83 - $18.74 $ 22.3625%7264337
David Dreman 2011-03-31 Add 34.15%0.01%$16.83 - $18.74 $ 22.3625%118863
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Sold Out $16.83 - $18.74 $ 22.3625%0
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 7.90
SKM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
95% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.50 vs. SKM: 7.90 )
SKM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.14   Max: 19.19
Current: 7.9

3.14
19.19
P/B 1.10
SKM's P/B is ranked higher than
89% of the 735 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. SKM: 1.10 )
SKM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 3.14
Current: 1.1

0.73
3.14
P/S 0.88
SKM's P/S is ranked higher than
78% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. SKM: 0.88 )
SKM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 1.91
Current: 0.88

0.53
1.91
EV-to-EBIT 4.80
SKM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
96% of the 713 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.19 vs. SKM: 4.80 )
SKM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.3   Max: 36.3
Current: 4.8

5.3
36.3
PEG 2.60
SKM's PEG is ranked higher than
71% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. SKM: 2.60 )
SKM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 3.19
Current: 2.6

0.13
3.19
Shiller P/E 9.70
SKM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.99 vs. SKM: 9.70 )
SKM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.93   Max: 10.99
Current: 9.7

3.93
10.99

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.44
SKM's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
51% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. SKM: 0.44 )
SKM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 3.58   Max: 6.61
Current: 0.44

3.58
6.61
Dividend Payout 0.38
SKM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
83% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. SKM: 0.38 )
SKM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 2.36
Current: 0.38

0.13
2.36
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.40
SKM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
51% of the 580 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. SKM: 0.40 )
SKM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.58   Max: 6.61
Current: 0.4

3.58
6.61
Share Buyback Rate 1.10
SKM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. SKM: 1.10 )
SKM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5   Max: -9.4
Current: 1.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 6.50
SKM's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.60 vs. SKM: 6.50 )
SKM' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 6.5

Price/Tangible Book 1.80
SKM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
79% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. SKM: 1.80 )
SKM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 14.14
Current: 1.8

1.26
14.14
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.60
SKM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
89% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SKM: 0.60 )
SKM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 1.3
Current: 0.6

0.31
1.3
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
SKM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SKM: 0.80 )
SKM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 5.11
Current: 0.8

0.24
5.11
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.10
SKM's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. SKM: 1.10 )
SKM' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 2.09
Current: 1.1

0.22
2.09
Price/Graham Number 0.80
SKM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
90% of the 425 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. SKM: 0.80 )
SKM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 3.49
Current: 0.8

0.56
3.49
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 20.80
SKM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
96% of the 719 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. SKM: 20.80 )
SKM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 20.8
Current: 20.8

2.8
20.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.85
SKM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
85% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.68 vs. SKM: 10.85 )
SKM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1   Max: 53
Current: 10.85

-1
53

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
Compare:XKRX:030200, XKRX:032640, XKRX:033630, CHU, VOD » details
Traded in other countries:SKMD.UK, 017670.Korea, KMB.Germany
SK Telecom Co., Ltd. was incorporated in March 1984 under the name of Korea Mobile Telecommunications Co., Ltd., under the laws of Korea. The Company changed its name to SK Telecom Co., Ltd., effective March 21, 1997. It is Korea's wireless telecommunications services provider and continues to pioneer the commercial development and implementation of state-of-the-art wireless technologies. The Company provides the following core services: Cellular voice services; Wireless data service; Broadband Internet and fixed-line telephone services; and Digital convergence and new businesses. It provides wireless voice transmission services to its subscribers through its backbone cellular networks and also offers wireless global roaming services though service agreements with various foreign wireless telecommunications service providers. The Company provides wireless data transmission services, including wireless Internet access services, which allow subscribers to access a range of online digital contents and services, as well as to send and receive text and multimedia messages, using their mobile phones. It has pioneered new services that reflect the growing convergence within the telecommunications sector, as well as between the telecommunications sector and other industries, including satellite digital media broadcasting, or satellite DMB, service, which enables satellite broadcasting to mobile devices and 'Telematics' service, which makes use of global positioning system, or GPS, technology. The Company provides its core services through its proprietary backbone networks based on CDMA and WCDMA technology. It also offers wireless data transmission and wireless Internet access services through its WiBro network. The Company also offers cellular global roaming services, branded as its 'T-Roaming' service, through service agreements with various foreign wireless telecommunications service providers. Its global roaming service is offered in three basic technologies, in part depending on which mobile phone standards are available in a particular region: CDMA, GSM and WCDMA roaming. The Company offers its subscribers a range of wireless entertainment-related contents and services, mainly through content-specific portal sites that it operates, including: MelOn, Gaming Services, Cizle and Mobile Cyworld. It also offers its subscribers a range of wireless finance-related contents and m-commerce services. Its wireless financial businesses include: Moneta, T-cash, M-Banking, 11th Street and Gifticon. It offers its subscribers a range of wireless news and search services, including access to domestic and international news content, dictionary resources and real-time weather information. Through its 90.8% owned subsidiary, SK Telink Co., Ltd., the Company provides international telecommunications services, including direct-dial as well as pre- and post-paid card calling services, bundled services for corporate customers, voice services using Interne

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